Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Pachylioides resumens (Walker, 1856)

Family: Sphingidae
Subfamily: Macroglossinae
Identification: Tip of forewing is hooked. Upperside is gray-brown. Forewing has dark brown incomplete wavy lines and dark brown and orange shading. Hindwing has orange shading and dark brown patches at the tip and in the center.
Wing Span: 3 1/2 - 4 inches (6.3 - 10.2 cm).
Life History: Caterpillars pupate in loose cocoons spun at the soil surface.
Flight: . Throughout the year in the tropics.
Caterpillar Hosts: Echites species in the dogbane family (Apocynaceae).
Adult Food: Not reported.
Habitat: Tropics and subtropics.
Range: Argentina north through Central America, Mexico, and the West Indies. A rare stray to South Texas and southeastern Wyoming.
Conservation: Not required for a rare stray.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
Comments: NULL